Monday, July 2, 2012


          Please pray for us!  While our fires aren't as big or destructive as Colorado's, they are still scary and causing damage to ranch land and the National Forest.  The White Draw Fire started just outside Edgemont (our town) when a motor home caught fire while driving.  This fire has now burned 3,000 acres and is only 10% contained.  Then yesterday, a tanker that was headed to the fire crashed just South of our house.  I was outside when it happened and saw it going down, although at the time I thought it was flying low to go over the fire.  The loud boom that I thought was thunder, was actually the impact.  This crash then started another fire about 2 miles from us.  Although this fire is now out, my heart still aches for the crew that was on board.  I know that some were taken by helicopter to the hospital, but some are still unacounted for. 

          Now as I sit here and write this, my eyes burn from the smoke of yet another fire South of us.  When I called the dispatcher to get a more exact location he could only say that it was on the East side of the highway (same as us) and that it was just inside the neighboring county (about 3 miles from us).  I am also hearing reports of another fire close to the White Draw Fire, however, this one and the one South of us may be the same one.  Walking through your home planning what you would save is very humbling.  Knowing that God is looking out for me brings a great deal of comfort.  Please pray for us and Colorado.  Ask your friends to pray, start a prayer chain, please pray for rain!

Nothing tends more to cement the hearts of Christians than praying together.  Never do they love one another so well as when they witness the outpouring of each other’s hearts in prayer. ~ Charles Finney
Here are some links about the fires in our area:



  1. Yes, Christina, I will be praying, I have already said a quick prayer and will put you on my prayer sticky notes that I put on the top of my computer monitor, so I am reminded off and on all day to say a prayer.

    I saw the report on the news this morning, about the tanker. How horrid for you to see this all happen and so close to your home. It is all so very sad indeed.

    Please keep us updated on the latest. xo

  2. Praying for you and your family and Homestead! Let us know how it goes!
    God Bless


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